In order to develop on the job training and to assist students in acquiring "real world" experience, the American Bus Association Foundation offers two options for its paid internship:
- ABA Headquarters Internship
- ABA Member Internship
The ABA Headquarters Internship is an internship experience in Washington, DC, working with the staff at the ABA offices. Work may include assisting with the Foundation newsletter, reviewing and extending Foundation programs, and assisting other staff with various projects (Marketplace show, government affairs work, etc.).
The ABA Member Internship is an internship experience with an ABA member company across North America. Work will vary according to the type of company hosting the internship and that company's needs. For example, a tour bus operator may want help with scheduling and logisitics while a local tourism bureau may assign destination marketing projects.
The Foundation will give preference to students in their last two years of college and also to those employed by (or have parents employed by) ABA member companies. However, applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
The internship ideally lasts for twelve weeks either during the summer or during a college semester. However, scheduling is flexible and will be managed on a case-by-case basis. For example, a student interning with a tour bus operator may want to work during that company's busy season.
Director ABA Foundation